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Healthy No Bake Apple Donuts Recipe

Apple Activities for Kids

Healthy No Bake Apple Donuts are such a fun fall activity and snack for kids as well as a great way to use all the apples you gathered on your apple picking adventure!  We had so much fun apple picking at Wilken’s Farm with friends on Tuesday and we came home with about 15lbs of apples!

Wilkens Farm Apple Picking

Fall Activities for Kids

We have never done the Corn Maze before, I was a little skeptical, but it was actually a lot of fun and even little Peter enjoyed walking through!

Corn Maze at Wilkens Farm

Naturally, I want to start brainstorming all of the ways we will use them and then share with you :). These no bake apple donuts are super easy and really a fun way to use your apples and enjoy a healthy snack or treat.

These are very fast to set up – I cored an apple and cut 1 apple up into 6 slices (about 1/4 inch thick) for 2 of my children – they each actually only ate 2 of the slices as a snack.  This would be a fun activity for a fall playdate.  I would say 1 apple feeds 2-3 children.  You could also enlist a your kids to help core the apple!  There are endless options for frosting and toppings all listed in the recipe below, but we used almond butter and a Barney’s Chocolate Almond Butter which was a new purchase this week and very yummy and very low in sugar compared to Nutella.

No Bake Apple Donut Decorating for Kids - PhotoMy children needed a little help to spread but then had a lot of fun decorating and creating fun and yummy apples.  We have enjoyed these now as a treat, breakfast and a snack and you can choose different toppings for when you want to serve them.

Healthy Apple Donuts Decorating Tray - Photo

We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

No Bake Apple Donut Decorating for Kids - Photo

No Bake Apple Donuts for a healthy treat

Healthy No Bake Apple Donuts

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings:12 "Donut Rings" (4-6 children)
Course:Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword:Apples, Kid Friendly, Kids in the Kitchen, Paleo Friendly


  • 2 Apples


  • Peanut Butter
  • Seed Butter
  • Chocolate Nut or Seed Butter
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cream Cheese


  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Dye-free rainbow sprinkles
  • Oats or Granola
  • Cereal (Rice Krispies or Cherrios)
  • Seeds - Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Hemp
  • Dried Fruit (Raisins, Dried Cranberries etc..)
  • Shredded Coconut


  • Create Apple Tray - Put desired toppings into silicone cups (you could also use any small cups you have)
  • Using a Apple Corer - core each apple (*see note)
  • Thinly slice the top and bottom off of the apple
  • Slice the Apple into 1/4-1/2 inch slices (I average about 6 slices per apple)
  • Place the Apples in the middle of the tray, help spread on the "Frosting"
  • Decorate, Have Fun and Enjoy!


  1. If you are prepping the apples ahead of time you will need to dip them in lemon juice and water  (juice of 1 lemon and 1 cup of water) and pat dry to prevent them from browning
  2. If you do not have an apple corer you can slice the apple first and then use a round cookie cutter to cut out the middle 
Did you make this recipe?I would love to see your creations! Snap a picture and tag @kristanwatson or #foodplaygo on Social Media!


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